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Getting Sweet Revenge

Garden City Wings

upset Owls 7-2

Since Garden City’s loss in last year’s semi-final playoffs to Lynbrook, Coach Rich Peck wanted the Wings to emerge victorious against the Owls the next time they were matched up. However, for that game at the Bethpage Sakting Rink, the Garden City team was to be short-benched on players. To overcome this, Coach Rich invited Alex Feinstein, one of his goalies, to play out while Matt Lobasso, the resident goalie on the Wings, closely guarded the net.   

During the first half of period one, both teams found themselves scoreless. Finally, powerhouse Post (#27) broke Lynbrook’s shutout unassisted, with seven minutes left on the clock, followed by (#97) Junior Matt Borges, unassisted, with 4:48 minutes left. The Owls were unable to respond in kind.

In the second period, Lynbrook managed to break Garden City’s shutout a few seconds off the opening face off. Soon after Joe Giarraputo (#29) retaliated with an assist from senior Josh Oventhal (#91). Joe King stepped up his plays and scored twice with 7:40 minutes, assisted by Borges, and 3:56 minutes left in the period assisted by Oventhal and Borges.

Starting the third period already down 5 goals against, Lynbrook became noticeably aggravated as they made futile attempts to fire more shots at Garden City, but Wings goalie Lobasso kept denying them of goals. Meanwhile teammates Alex Feinstein (#39), Blake O’Neill (#44) and Anthony Mercandetti (#21) kept redirecting the puck back to their opponent’s zone which allowed Shawn Post to score an unassisted goal a few minutes later. Completing his hat trick, King let a final unassisted shot fly at Lynbrook with 8:32 left. The remainder of the game, the Owls were so far behind they lost hope while the Wings just ran down the clock.  With only a few seconds left, Lynbrook squeaked out their last goal in garbage time against the Wings, but it was not enough to overcome their loss. In total, both teams had an almost equal numbers of shots on net—Lynbrook with 28 while Garden City had 27.  

Flying in the face of the Lynbrook Owls’ almost-perfect record so far in the Nassau County High School Hockey League, the Garden City Wings emerged with a 7-2 upset victory over Lynbrook. As a result, this win moved Garden City’s Varsity team up 2 positions into the 5th place slot in the league, and they expect to continue progressing as they become a formidable challenge to other teams.

For a schedule of the Garden City Wings games and practices, please visit http://www.gcwings.org/

News

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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